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  • If a foster care situation arises, please contact Lincoln County R-III’s Foster Care Point of Contact (POC)/Foster Care Liaison:  

    Dr. Kelly Groeber

    Director of Student Services

    951 West College Street Troy, MO 63379


  • As a parent of a child with a disability, you have the right to:

    1. Attend individualized education program (IEP) meetings and represent your child’s interests.

    2. Have an advocate or expert present at IEP meetings.

    3. Receive a copy of your child’s evaluation, disagree with it, and request one independent educational evaluation (IEE) at public expense.

    4. Provide a written report from outside sources as part of the evaluation process.

    5. Examine all education records pertaining to your child and be provided with a copy of the IEP.

    6. Disagree with IEP team decisions and pursue dispute resolution procedures, including: requesting a facilitated IEP meeting, filing a child complaint with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, requesting stateā€paid mediation, having an impartial due process hearing, and appealing the due process decision to the court.

    7. Participate in reviews of the IEPs and in any decision to change any aspects of the IEP, as well as receive Prior Written Notice for a change in your child’s educational placement or the provision of a free and appropriate public education.

    8. Have your child placed in the least restrictive environment and in a general education classroom to the greatest extent appropriate.

    9. Request an accommodation to provide effective communications if you have limited English language proficiency.

    10. A free appropriate public education for your child with an IEP designed to meet your child’s unique needs, which may include, but not limited to, special education and related services, such as assistive technology devices and services; transportation; speech pathology services; audiology services; interpreting services; psychological services, including behavioral interventions; physical therapy; occupational therapy; recreation, including therapeutic recreation; counseling services, including rehabilitation counseling; orientation and mobility services; school health services; school nurse services; social work services; parent counseling and training; and, medical services for diagnostic or evaluation purposes.

    11. Audio record any meeting under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

    This document does not confer any right or rights beyond those conferred by federal or state law and is intended for informational purposes only.  For additional information, contact the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Special Education at 573-751-0699 or   January 1, 2010, rev. December 29, 2021 


    Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) allows school districts to use specific government funded public program benefits to assist with costs associated with special education services.  Amended federal regulations require the District to provide initial written notification, and annually thereafter, to the student’s parent/guardian before accessing the student’s or parent’s government funded public program benefits or insurance for billing purposes (i.e., Medicaid – MO HealthNet) for the first time on or after March 18, 2013 and prior to obtaining one-time written parental consent.  Participation in MO HealthNet for Kids and/or MO HealthNet program is not required for any student to receive free appropriate public education (FAPE) under IDEA.        

    One-time written parental consent to release personally identifiable information to the State’s Medicaid agency, healthcare staff or other public insurance programs to determine, access and recover entitled program benefits from a student’s or parent’s government funded public program benefits or insurance will be sought by the District.  Consent is voluntary and may be revoked at any time.  Consent does not give the District permission to access private insurance benefits.  Failure to consent will not result in denial or limitation of services for the student nor limit rights to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) under IDEA.    

    Any questions or concerns should be directed to:  

    Dr. Kelly Groeber, Director of Student Services

    Lincoln County R-III School District

    951 W. College Street Troy, MO 63379

    P:  636-462-4981 

    WN72021-1                            © Copyright, Claim Care, Inc., 2013. Revised May 2014 All rights reserved. This sample Exhibit A document is available to Claim Care clients in Microsoft Word.   Request WN72021-1.

    REMINDER:  Claim Care, Inc. does not provide legal advice nor does it make any representations with respect to the legal accuracy of the information contained in its sample documents, forms and/or other materials.   The District should not act or rely upon sample documents, forms and/or other materials without consultation with legal counsel.  – Claim Care, Inc. 2014 

  • Please find the IDEA Procedural Safeguards Notice on the DESE website,


    All  responsible  public  agencies  are  required  to  locate,  evaluate,  and  identify  children  with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade.  

    The Troy R-III School District assures that they will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21under its jurisdiction.  Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young children with a developmental delay.  

    The  Troy  R-III  School  District  assures  that  it  will  provide  information  and  referral  services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.  

    The Troy R-III School District assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of the child.  Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  

    The Troy R-III School District has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA).  This plan may be reviewed during normal school hours in the Special Education Office.  

    Local school districts in the State of Missouri are required to conduct an annual census of all children with disabilities or suspected disabilities from birth to age twenty-one (21) that reside in the district.  This census must be compiled by December 1 of each year.  This information is treated as confidential and must include:  name of the child; parent/legal guardian’s name/address; birth date and age of the child; the child’s disability; and the services provided to the child. If you have a child with a disability or know of a child with a disability who is not attending the public school, please contact the Troy R-III School District.

    This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.

    Dr. Kelly Groeber

    Troy R-III School District

    Student Services Office

    951 West College Street

    Troy, MO 63379


  • You can find details regarding the LCR3 School District’s gifted program (Flight) under the Programs section of our website. 

  • Counselors serve as the 504 Case Managers for students with a 504 plan.  For more information on 504, please see the resources available here and/or contact your child's counselor.  

  • Children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate residence may be considered homeless according to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act of 2001.  This includes youth who are:

    • Temporarily "doubled up" with relatives or friends due to loss of housing or economic hardship.
    • Living in motels, hotels, or campgrounds due to a lack of alternative accommodations.
    • Abandoned in hospitals.
    • Living in emergency or transitional shelters.
    • Awaiting foster care placement.
    • Not residing with their legal parent or guardian.

    The Lincoln County R-III School District supports children who are designated as homeless by ensuring the consistency and continuity of the child's education through transportation assistance, as well as by supporting families by coordinating services with community agencies and neighboring school districts when appropriate.  Please contact the school counselor or the District Homeless Coordinator, Kelly Groeber, in order to receive information and assistance: (636) 462-4981.